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Celebrities as Ambassadors?

Celebrities as Ambassadors?

Shane Frazier, Opinion's Writer

April 15, 2013

Maybe this is a popular trend among Hollywood and celebrities, like adopting children from foreign countries and doing the Angelina Jolie "leg show" on the red carpet, but what is their fascination with visiting communist countries? Earlier this year, former NBA Star Dennis Rodman, known for doing...

Growing up too fast

Growing up too fast

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2013

At 18-years-old, I look back on my life and think "Wow, where did the time go?". And I know people have been telling me this for years. "Time flies, kids, so enjoy the time while you are young." Not that we listened to them. Every day, we strived to be older and to gain respect because we thought our...

Remembering Thatcher

Remembering Thatcher

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2013

The reactions and tributes to Margaret Thatcher’s death have, perhaps above all else, illustrated the way in which modern conservatives have emptied the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ of all meaning and importance.  “The world has lost a true champion of freedom and democracy,” claimed...

The real consequences of sequester

The real consequences of sequester

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

March 26, 2013

Modern day America is in grave danger of turning into the now-penurious Greece, or so the congressional Republicans and Conservative commentators have been warning us for years now.  For many reasons, this comparison and indignant soothsaying is absurd- but it may very well become a reality if Washington’s...

Red Light Cameras: Fair or Unfair

Red Light Cameras: Fair or Unfair

John Watson

March 13, 2013

Picture this: You are driving down Manchester during the middle of the day. There are no other cars on the road, so being extremely cautious is not necessary. You see a traffic light turn yellow and speed up to make it through. Just before you make it to the intersection, the light turns red, but you...

What’s the problem with North Korea?

John Watson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013

With tensions continuing to rise on a dangerous scale, it becomes a greater question as to what should be done about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or, North Korea. Since becoming an international power of nuclear energy, North Korea has exemplified extremely provocative and questionable...

Raising the minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage

Austin Oakes, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2013

The general existence of a minimum wage is non-controversial in U.S. politics.  Although there are many countries that do not implement a minimum wage, the majority of people on the spectrum in American politics see it as a necessity.  However, the more divisive topic is the actual price of the minimum...

Road to Reformation: Securing the Border

Road to Reformation: Securing the Border

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2013

There was some good news from Washington last week, as eight senators (four from each party) announced a “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” The Gang of Eight proposed a “tough but fair path” to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that would commence only after...

Don’t jailbreak your phone or go to jail

Eden Harir, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

If you pay full price for a smartphone, it would be assumed that you could do what you want to it, but as of Saturday, Jan. 26, the simple task of “jail breaking” your phone has become illegal. Jail breaking your phone is the action of ‘breaking’ any limitations made by the phone’s carrier....

The hidden war

The hidden war

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

January 29, 2013

The hidden war is a battle that continues as the others end.  It is a war that still exists even as President Obama said, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” I am not speaking of the wars that the President spoke of in his inaugural...

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